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Biomedical Equipment and Supplies

Equipment and supplies that assist with activities and applications of clinical medicine.

References and Guidance

Additional Guidance

The Environmental Protection Agency encourages the use of mercury free alternative products that are comparably priced and as effective as their mercury counterpart to comply with the Clean Air, Clean Water, Resource Conservation and Recovery, and Safe Drinking Water Acts.

The EPA has added phthalates to the list of chemicals of concern under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

February 2009 it became unlawful to manufacture for sale, distribute in commerce, or import any childcare article that contains phthalates DEHP, DBP or BBP at levels of higher than 0.1%.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a Public Health Notification in July of 2002 regarding a safety assessment of a phthalate Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) released from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as it is most prevalent in medical devices.

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